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Feb 7, 2013 9:00am PST
discharged from the u.s. navy reserve earlier this year. in fact, just a short time ago, after serving in several overseas jobs. basically as a security officer. he was a lieutenant. he had weapons training in the navy. but not a commando, not a navy s.e.a.l., this was basic security work. nonetheless, he had two awards critically. the rifle marksman ribbon, and the pistol expert medal. this meant he had some qualifications in shooting at some expert level at particular distances or ranges. i think, though, very clear we should also understand that he had expertise through his service as a police officer. many people, many police officers serve in the military reserve, and they have a lot of weapons expertise due to all of that. still, very concerning, obviously, because of his background. >> were you able to learn anything about did the military have any information on his mental health? >> reporter: well, this would be a matter of privacy concerns. but at the moment, they wouldn't publicly release that. at the moment, very preliminary, there is no indication of that, because he was h
FOX News
Feb 1, 2013 10:00am PST
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FOX News
Feb 3, 2013 9:00am PST
will be laid to rest today. an american hero killed on u.s. soil, former navy seal and celebrated author of "american sniper," chris kyle was shot and killed in a gun range yesterday. he was 38 years old. >> reporter: the loss of chris kyle, the u.s. military's most lethal sniper has stunned the military community where he was revered for his skill and heroic service. he wrote the best-selling auto biocography, "american sniper." it details his 150-plus kills of american insurgents. he and another man were killed at rough creek lodge in texas yesterday afternoon. the accused shooter is believed to be a former troubled soldier. 25-year-old eddy ray root of lancaster is believed to have shot the victims around 3:30 in the afternoon. fleeing the lodge in a pickup truck. a 911 call reporting the debets didn't come in until roughly 2 hours later in the afternoon. a motive is unclear am but local texas station wfaa channel 8 is reporting that root suffered post traumatic stress disorder. kyle and chad littlefield had taken root to the range to help him cope and root reportedly turned on the tw
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 8:00am PST
something going for him, thomas. he was still a lieutenant in the u.s. navy but some time in january or so he became aware, obviously he had been passed over twice for promotional lieutenant commander. he wasn't going to stay in the navy. january 31st he shuts off his cell phone. february 1st, he's no longer in the navy and then this terrible plot, this idea all comes together in his mind. >> and it seems that if he is bent on revenge and he keeps going, that maybe his work is not done because it seems in this situation that a person like this might take their own life? >> yeah. there are three things he might do. he may wander off into the woods and shoot himself, he could go out in a blaze of glory in a confrontation with police or he might want to go some place and hung hunker down. he played football. he knows what it's like to fake left and go right. trying to fake law enforcement to go one direction where he goes for another, hunkers down, waits and sees if his complaint is going to be answered by lapd before he strikes again. one thing for certain, he killed and he could easily kill
FOX News
Feb 3, 2013 3:00am PST
sniper in u.s. history. navy seal chris keil murdered. we look at the life and accomplishment of a true american hero. >> president barack obama extending olive branch to religious institutions making changes to the contraception mandate are they really accommodating or just gimmicks? we will hear from the president of a catholic university in just a little bit. >> and let's get ready to rum bible. we -- rumble. brian kilmeade live from new orleans superdome in just moments. he did a great job down there yesterday he will do a better job today because it is super bowl sunday. ifst ffsz begins right now. >> peter gabriel for you this morning. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this super bowl sunday. super bowl 47. san francisco 49ers vs. the baltimore ravens live from the big easy. >> you guys ready for some good bean dip and beer and wings later. >> bean dip? i'm a guacamole guy. >> i will send you recipe. my sister-in-law made buffalo wing sauce. she said i would almost these frozen it is so good. franks hot sauce. shredded chicken. >> i put that on everything. >> franks hot sauce. >> y
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 6:30pm EST
have read the book called "american sniper," written by former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle, often referred to as america's best and deadliest sniper during his war-time deployments as a marine. chris kyle was killed this weekend in texas after he and a friend took a troubled fellow marine veteran for an outing at a shooting range. we get the story tonight from nbc's jim miklaszewski. >> reporter: as a navy s.e.a.l. sniper in iraq, chris kyle was so feared, the enemy called him the devil of vermonty and put an $80,000 on his head. >> tragically, it was back home where kyle and a friend were shot and killed. the suspect is a 25-year-old marine reservist, eddie ray roth. without warning, routh allegedly shot the two victims with a semiautomatic handgun. he's in custody facing two charges of capital murder. sheriff tommy bryant told reporters, routh turned on his guards overnight. >> he became aggressive, and they believed he was about to assault them so they tased him and put him in restraint. >> reporter: routh served two tours in iraq. once back home, his family reportedly feared he was suf
FOX News
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
effective navy seal sniper in history. chris kyle survived four tours of duty in iraq. but police say in the end he was killed this weekend by a marine veteran he was ready to help. gregg: kyle had 160 kills. the terrorists dubbed him the terror of ramadi and put a bounty on his head. martha: he was acting as a mentor to this man eddy ray ralph before police say ralph turned the gun on him and killed him. casey, what's the latest on the investigation here? >> reporter: this is a bizarre story, one that's developing all the time. the detectives are working on figuring out how these three men knew each other exactly and for how long. apparently they had all ridden in the same vehicle together to that gun range on saturday. but the motive in terms of what spurred the attack is unclear. that what's they are trying to figure out. police say kyle and chad littlefield had been dead for several hours before their bodies were discovered after 25-year-old eddy ray ralph reportedly shot the two men with a semiautomatic handgun. he hopped in crisp truck and fled the scene. he was arrested at his
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
is a former navy reservist. foxnews.com reports he was dishonorably discharged. his last day friday. weighs also a police officer for nearly four years. and according to the los angeles police chief, charlie beck, that has made this a particularly frightening case. of course he knows what he is doing. we trained him. he was also a member of the armed forces. it is extremely worrisome and scary especially to the police officers involved. >> shepard: the police department fired him back in 2008 for making false statements. he disputes that he has apparently held a grudge ever since. get this. there is a long and twisted rambling manifesto that he posted on facebook. in it the suspect dorner writes whatever preplanned responses you have established for a scenario like me, chevrolet it. self-preference is no longer important to me, he writes. i do not fear death as i died long ago. he goes on the violence of action will be high. and there are several other twists in this case. it's believed the suspect earlier this week tried to steal a boat in san diego and now the investigation has also moved
FOX News
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> steve: coming up tomorrow, lisa gibbons and navy seals for hire as nannies. maria molina will join us in the after the show show. why do i think we should redo our set in shag carpet? >> brian: i don't know. something to do with the guys behind you. if you have to run from the tv, run to the radio. kilmeade and friends gets started in three seconds, two seconds. >> gretchen: have a great day. bye, everyone. martha: a small alabama town's nightmare is over after being held hostage for 7 very long days. a little boy is with his mom this morning. great news to report today. i'm martha mccallum in america's newsroom. gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. the little boy is said to be just fine, he's laughing and playing with his toys. martha: we are learning the details of this daring raid that managed to save him and kill his captor. >> within the past 24 hours negotiations deer to yaitd and mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. the child appears physically unharmed and is being treated at a lo
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 3:00am PST
certainly didn't know him as a navy s.e.a.l. he was a man of incredible character. he led by example, always. little things he did. you know, throughout life, the things that i saw were incredible. he always stopped to take time to talk to whoever was around him and just incredibly humble. very funny, as well. i know you guys played a clip on conan where he kind of starred that show. but he was just a very humble, loving, fun, wonderful man. >> he is married with children, as well, correct? >> yes, ma'am. >> have you had any contact with his family? >> just sent them a message. yes, sent a few messages of support. but it's certainly incredibly sad time. >> how did he do when he came back from war? certainly so many soldiers struggle. how did he handle it? >> you know, when he came back, i think, obviously, the transition from serving our country was four tours of, you know, heavy combat. it was difficult for him to not want to be over there. obviously, all that stuff is in his book. but what i'm most impressed by, he became one of the biggest advocates for his brothers and sisters in the mil
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 10:00am PST
was meeting with the navy secretary. >> want a lot, but he has a lot of republicans at hand. i don't stee. >> we'll have to leave it there. keep all your thoughts bubbling because there's "meet the press" on sunday. >> we have eric can't or and dick durbin, and we'll talk about the politics of the drone program. look ahead to the state of the wrun. >> exciting. we'll be there with you on the state of the union. thank you, david. ask chuck and have a great weekend. >> you too. >> meebl, residents of the east coast not such a great weekend. they are bracing for what could be an historic winter storm. we are live next in boston and hartford where up to two feet of snow are now expected. plus, the massive manhunt intensifying out west for a former police officer accused of killing at least three people, including a policeman. [ male announcer ] house rule number 53. big time taste should fit in a little time cup. new single serve cafe collections from maxwell house now available for use in the keurig k-cup brewer. always good to the last drop. to compete on the global stage. what we need are
FOX News
Feb 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
in u.s. military history killed at a shooting at a texas gun range. chris kyle a navy seal that served in four tours in iraq. he and another man were gunned down by a former soldier who kyle was reportedly helping with post-traumatic stress disorder. eddie ray roth has been charged with two counts of murder. molly is live with more on this tragic story. >> chris kyle the u.s. military's most deadly sniper and another man were both killed at rough creek lodge 50 miles southwest of fort worth texas. authorities have identified the shooter as man from lancaster now in police custody. they confirmed that he was a decorated corporal that has been deployed to iraq and served in haiti. he is believed to have shot kyle and his friend, chad littlefield at close range before fleeing the lodge area in kyle's stolen pickup truck. a motive remains unclear but he suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome. kyle had taken him to the range in an effort to help him cope and was reportedly turned on the two men. after the murders, texas authorities said he drove to his sister's house and told her and
FOX News
Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
was killed by navy seals. we are looking at the possibility of osamaland. martha: no budget for the white house in four terms. >> we need our democrat colleagues to get serious about spending. i wish i could give the american people more cause for optimism. but we see the president's budget is late and the senate hasn't passed a budge net nearly four years. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? e carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. gregg: the oregon police getting a helping hand from mother nature. the man went down a road that had been closed an crashed into a landslide. the suspect was quickly taken into ski. into -- into custody. he's now facing numerous charges. martha: president obama spoke at an event in minneapolis to convince lawmakers to sign his measures into law. >> there is no legislation being proposed to subvert the second amendment. tell them now is the time for action. we are not going to wait until the
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
in texas are still trying to determine why an iraq war vet allegedly killed former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle. >>> a family of four, including a 7-month-old baby were flying over utah when the plane developed problems. miraculously no one was hurt. >> is everybody okay? >>> we are entering the seventh day of the hostage standoff in alabama. a 5-year-old boy is still being held in an underground bunker. >>> a royal disturbance in london where police used a taser to subdue a knife wielding man outside buckingham palace. >>> for some the big game is all about the commercials. >> that kiss between the model and the nerd went on and on and on. >> superdome, one, two, three, four. >> when beyonce took the stage at the superdome for the halftime performance, she brought her "a" game. >> and all that matters. >> i want to make sure we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer. for those of us that like to see a big hit, we're probably going to be occasionally frustrated. >> on "cbs this morning." >> 30 years from now the nfl will definitely still be here bigger and b
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
killed former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyles. >>> family of four including a 7-month-old baby were flying over utah when the plane developed problems. miraculously no one was hurt. >> is everyone oklahoma? >>> we're entering the seventh day of the hostage situation in alabama. >>> a disturns in london. >>> what the game is all about, the commercials. >> the commercial between the supermodel and the nerd went on and on. >>> when she performed at the halftime performance, she brought her a-game. >>> and all that matters. >> i want to make sure we're doing everything we can to make sure the sport is safer. >>> on "cbs this morning." >> 30 years from now the nfl will still be here bigger and bett better thannen and you'll probably be here still doing "face the nation." captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." the baltimore ravens are waking up as nfl champions after an unforgettable super bowl. they beat san francisco, 34-31, in game that featured a half-hour blackout followed by a staring comeback. >> the ravens and the fans celebrated inside the super dome after the 49ers driv
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2013 4:00am PST
unharmed. police released a picture of the suspect. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. nbcfirmed in the navy in the '60s. he earned the a vet nam service medal. the school bus was towed away, that had been at the crime scene tuesday afternoon. dykes boarded that school bus and demanded a few children. when the bus driver refused, dykes shot and killed away and made away with a 5-year-old boy named ethan, believed to have asperger's syndrome. they have been holed up in this bunker now for several days now. police are communicating with him through a ventilation pipe. local residents are praying for a peaceful resolution. >>> joining me now with more, former fbi profiler and hostage negotiator clint van zandt. welcome to you, my friend. what a situation. going on five days now, but i know have you said the extended time might help negotiators. how does that work? >> alex, there is an old hostage negotiation axiom. time decreases stress and anxiety. that's what we want to do, bring down the stress and anxiety level of jimmy lee dykes, who is in there. we want him to strongly identify with ethan
MSNBC
Feb 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
and the fact that someone caught him pretty funny. >>> up next, the latest on the murder of a former u.s. navy s.e.a.l. at a texas gun range. details about who he was and who allegedly killed him. >>> also, the group mayors against illegal guns, running a super bowl ad this evening that features a much younger wayne la pierre and his comments, before a house hearing days after columbine. you're watching msnbc. the place for politics. the perg begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's 30 shrimp! for $11.99 pair any two shrimp selections on one plate! like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. just $11.99. offer ends soon! i'm ryon stewart, and i sea food differently. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas m
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 2:00am PST
. wait until we tell you why. >>> new details on the murder of navy seal chris kyle. george h.w. bush out and about and governor chris christie hits back against all the fat jokes made at his expense. very good morning to you. it's nice to see you. >>> before you head out this morning, you might want to pad your wallet. gas prices are up again. aaa puts the average price for a gallon of regular at $3.52. that is the highest average ever for the month of february. the cost up is 17 cents from just last week. drivers in states like new york and california are feeling the pinch more than others. prices there approaching $4 a gallon. that is making for extra pain at the pump. >> these higher gas prices definitely affect the way i budget my money, where i choose to live, and how i choose to spend my leisurely time. >> i'm more conscious about the distance i'm driving. >> a dollar decline in the number of oil refineries have been blamed for the increase. 2013 will be less brutal on 2012 where average household spent $3,000 on gas. >>> thanks to a fbi rescue, the little boy that was the hostage
FOX News
Feb 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
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FOX News
Feb 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
yesterday of a former navy seal chris kyle, a man who wrote "american sniper" credited with the largest number of confirmed kills of any american soldier ever. he and another man gunned down at a texas gun range. >>guest: if you want to stop violence in the country, here is what you do. first if you want do protect our kids, you put armed security in schools. i am not talking about arming teachers but police officers and certified professional security people. there is not a parent that wants the kids unprotected. in atlanta this past week, arm securities stopped a shooting in an atlanta school the stopped it. here is the problem, with that, sir, though, if you arm people at schools, a lot of the people are not just motivated to kill people in schools, they want to kill people and if the school is too tough they go do a movie theater like james holmes, or to a shopping center, they will go to a gun range and kill chris kyle. >>guest: so the rest of the it, you fix the mental health system. every police officer knows people on the state that should be institutionalized because we have em
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
. these are not theoretical concepts anymore. this is real. jim miklaszewski says because of the sequester, the u.s. navy has cut its patrolling the persian gulf. the persian gulf, i wonder how they feel about sequestration in iran. >> this is a very real thing. we had eric cantor yesterday giving a speech. he gave one line to the whole question of the fiscal situation. he says but we need to be about more than that. we have to be the happy party that talks about immigration, health care, job growth. all these other things. but then he's right back there talking about the sequester. and the party is unable to escape from that issue. if you can sigh what this is doing tho the united states military, you can infer it's going to be worse if the republicans with their budget were able to get their way. >> yeah. jared, to that point, you know, the mythical paul ryan budget aside for the moment. that in 35 months, this nation has created six million jobs. the house price. it remains a fragile economy. you said earlier in this interview that you don't think that these sequesters will provoke a double-dip recession.
FOX News
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
police officers at a traffic light and killed them. he is well-trained, well-armed. he is ex-navy intelligence. he knows how to evade people. he knows not to use his credit cards or cell phone. many people believe setting fire to the truck up in big bear, yesterday. that was a diversion if you will. the guy hasn't shown up. they look for 18 hours or more. god only knows where he will turn up and when. back to you. rick: william la jeunesse live for us in los angeles. william, thank you. alisyn: onto the state of our country now. there are some brand new fox polls that show americans believe our country is weaker now than it was before president obama took office. 4% of the respondents think we're weaker than we wereo. 24% say america is stronger and more powerful. let's debate the findings. mary katharine ham, editor-at-large at hotair.com. julie roginsky, former political advisor to new jersey senator frank lautenering about. both are fox news contributors. ladies, thanks so much for being here. mary katherine, let me start with you, 48% of the respondents think we're weaker now
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
doctor, a retired navy admir admiral. >> i find it fascinating that a doctor in arizona, who has never met me, never examined me, never reviewed my medical history or records, knows nothing about my family history could make a diagnosis from 2400 miles away. she must be a genius. >> she spoke about christie's weight on cnn. >> i'm a republican so i like chris christie a lot. i want him to run. i just want him to lose weight. >> people who have a medical license, have the privilege of having a medical license, should in my view conduct themselves more responsibly than that. >> my position is more than a democrat or republican. i worry about this man dying in office. >> my 12-year-old son comes to me last night and says, dad, are you going to die? come on, this is irresponsible stuff. >> reporter: christie acknowledged he has a weight problem. a year and a half ago he was hospitalized from an asthma attack. >> my doctor warned me my luck is going to run out soon. it's something i'm conscious of. >> after years of david leno poking fun at his weight, christie and on the late show to show
FOX News
Feb 2, 2013 6:00am EST
sequestration that guts our military and navy fleet and guts our marine corps and army in a a way we can't afford in a dangerous world. at the same time we have to recognize we better get our spending under control. dod can contribute to that by cutting fat. being smarter how it spends the dollars it does have. ultimately we have got to find courage in washington to get it under control. >> you mentioned gutting our fleet. what's going to happen in something happens in north north korea. >> let's ships, training, and therefore less deploimentsd. these carrier groups are not going to be able to get out to be where they need to be and do what they need to do if they don't have the money on the front end. that is what you will see down the line. navy project power. 70% of the world is water. 80% live near water. this is how america projects power. if we allow i'm an army guy. we need our navy. and we need it strong and ability to project and cutting it and gutting it, we cannot afford it in this dangerous world today. >> all right, pete. thank you so much. we have to leave it there who are
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 2:00pm PST
to say in vietnam. this is navy pilot john mccain with his skraud ron in 1965 before he was captured. hagel made reference to the vantage point an enlisted man has in war. >> i saw it from the bottom. i saw what happens. i saw the consequences and the suffering and the horror of war. so i did question a surge. i always ask the question, is this going to be worth the sacrifice, because there will be sacrifice. in the surge case in iraq, we lost almost 1,200 dead americans during that surge. and thousands of wounded. now, was it required? was it necessary? senator mccain has his own opinion on that shared by others. i'm not sure. i'm not that certain that it was required. >> you know, the horror of vietnam where i wasn't, i always point that out, the guys who were, into the jungle, fighting an enemy you couldn't see. there were no p.o.w.s in the jingle wars. they didn't take prisoners. you know, what we did with ours, we turned ours over for god knows what kind of treatment. that was a horrible war. the p.o.w.s were the pilots shot down and used as bargaining chips but the war itself w
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am PST
shooting range. chris kyle, a decorated former navy s.e.a.l. who not only survived four combat tours in iraq but was hailed as perhaps the deadliest sniper in u.s. military history, was shot and killed on saturday by a troubled fellow soldier, a man he was trying to help. nbc news chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski joins us with the latest on this. what are police and witnesses saying happened here and where things went so wrong for chris kyle? >> well, police in texas have one suspect in custody. eddie ray routh, a marine corps reservist, 25 years old, who apparently, according to reports, was suffering from ptsd. now, chris kyle and other veterans there in texas would often try to independently help those with ptsd by taking them to shooting ranges to sort of blow off steam. now, according to officials in texas, this was the first time that kyle and his friend had met eddie ray routh at this shooting range about 50 miles outside ft. worth on saturday, when suddenly and allegedly, routh opened fire with a hand gun at point-blank range allegedly again killing both kyle and
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
not by a drone, but by a navy s.e.a.l. team was of course the killing of osama bin laden in his compound in pakistan. the highest professional drone strike killing was this guy, anwar al awlaki. he was born in new mexico and killed in yemen. but between those very high profile killings, there have been dozens and dozens, ultimately hundreds of drone strikes under president obama, most of them mostly unnoticed in the news. tonight monday of president obama's inauguration, the first day president obama outlined this wide ranging liberal agenda for his second term, that same day there was a drone strike in yemen. and that drone strike on inauguration day followed drone strikes in yemen on both days of the weekend that preceded inauguration day. so we had drone strikes on saturday and on sunday and on monday, the monday the president was sworn in. it doesn't really make the news. one of the most unusual things about drone strikes for us as citizens in a country that does this is that for so long our country would not admit that we did them, even when we all knew that we did. that was the cas
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
-profile senseless killing. former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle and another man, chad littlefield, were killed saturday at a gun range in texas. the two men had taken a veteran, former marine eddie ray routh, to the gun range, and routh allegedly shot both of them. routh reportedly has a recent history of mental illness and is in police custody on a suicide watch. the gun lobbyists' self-appointed mouthpiece wayne lapierre was asked about the latest tragedy. >> you fix the mental health system. every police officer knows people on the street that should be institutionalized because we've emptied our institutionalized. they're out there walking around on the street. we need to change our civil commitment laws. we need to change the mental health system, fund it, make it work, get these people into treatment. we're not doing that. i still would like to see the mental health records computerized but we can't even get that done. >> he was asked about the president's push for background checks. here's what he had to say about that. >> it's a fraud to call universal. it's never going to be universal. the cri
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
rehberger. here's what's happening. the iraq war veteran charged with shooting a navy s.e.a.l. is refusing to speak to his family. he's on suicide watch at a prison. >>> lindsay vonn will be out for the rest of the ski season after a devastating fall. vonn was injured earlier in austria. >>> and gas prices are on the rise. the biggest one-week spike in nearly two years. back to "hardball." ♪ >>> welcome back to "hardball." we're seeing an epic strategy war now been the gop along with an epic opportunity for democrats to exploit it. as we told you yesterday, karl rove has launched a pac to influence republican primaries and keep those deemed too extreme, think todd akin and richard mourdock, from getting nominated and blowing winnable races. it has not been well-received on stage right. matt kibbe writes, the empire is striking back. an orwellian named victory project is created with its sole mission of blocking the efforts of fiscally conservative activists across the country. a statement from tea party express called the pac a big mistake that will lead to neither conservatives nor vict
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
911 call that was made when an iraq war vet allegedly shot and killed former navy seal sniper and best-selling author chris kyle. the voice you hear is the suspect's sister. >>> yes march my brother just came by here and told me that he's committed a murder. >> okay, hold on. >> i'm terrified for my life. because i don't know if he's going to come back here. >> the suspect is accused of killing kyle and a friend at a gun range on saturday. kyle had reportedly taken routh to the range to help him work through his post traumatic stress disorder. he's now being held on $3 million bond and is on suicide watch. >>> a tsunami hit the solomon islands this morning following a magnitude 8.0 earthquake in the region. officials say five foot high waves almost wiped out two communities on the island of santa cruz, killing at least five people. >>> the biracial daughter of the late senator strom thurmond has died at the age of 87. she kept her parentage a secret for more than 70 years to avoid damaging her segregationist father's political career. she did not come forward until after her father's d
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